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WATCH: May Tells Parliament Syria Strikes Legal and Moral

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told restive lawmakers on Monday that military airstrikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russia of attempting to cover-up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack.

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Royal Air Force Red Arrows Jet Crashes in Wales

LONDON (AP) — A jet belonging to the British military’s Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed Tuesday at an air base in Wales, the air force and emergency services said. There was no immediate word on casualties.

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RAF First Branch of UK Military to Open Close Combat Roles to Women

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Air Force has become the country’s first military service to open up all roles to women — including close combat roles. The RAF will start taking applications Friday from women interested in joining its ground-fighting

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MPs Say Brit Killed in Drone Strike Was Threat to UK

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say a U.K. man killed by a Royal Air Force drone strike in Syria was an Islamic State group attack planner who posed a “very serious threat” to Britain.

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RAF Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Flight to London

LONDON (AP) — Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London on Tuesday after a passenger became disruptive, police and the British military said.

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Missing RAF Serviceman Feared to Have Been Kidnapped

Fears are growing that an RAF serviceman who went missing last week may have been kidnapped. His disappearance comes less than three months after an RAF serviceman narrowly avoided being seized by “Middle Eastern” men wielding knives.

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Would-be RAF Kidnappers May Have Staged Dry Run

Two men who tried to kidnap an RAF serviceman while he was out jogging may have staged a dry run and undertaken reconnaissance around the base before the attempt, a witness has said.

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Syria/Iraq: Who Is Fighting Islamic State Jihadists?

London (AFP) – Here is a breakdown of the main forces fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, after British lawmakers on Wednesday voted to join the US-led bombing campaign in Syria: – Syrian and Iraqi armies – –

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Britain Must Pay For Cyprus Migrants: United Nations

The United Nations (UN) has waded into the discussions between Cyprus and the UK over who should be responsible for 114 migrants who landed on the island on Wednesday, telling Britain they should shoulder the cost. Reaction to the potential

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Helicopter Crash Kills Two Britons In Afghanistan

Two Britons were among five NATO troops killed in a helicopter crash in Kabul, a second blow for British forces after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their convoy in the capital. The incidents came just two weeks after the resurgent

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‘Perverse’ Cuts Will Give Britain Smallest Air Force Ever

Coming defence cuts will reduce the number of combat aircraft in the Royal Air Force to the lowest level ever, despite the government looking to expand military deployment to Syria. Significant cuts to the present fleets of jet fighters and the significantly

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US, UK Air Forces Cancel July 4 Plans Amid Terror Threat

A joint July 4 celebration that was scheduled to take place between U.S. and UK military personnel and their families at Britain’s largest U.S. air force base has been canceled, military officials announced Thursday, citing “the most current, local threat assessments.”

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